Antique cars stolen from Arkansas family

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(11/27/2018) A Lincoln County, Arkansas family is looking for the people they say stolen vintage Ford Model A cars from their late father’s home.

Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office say it happened on Highway 212 just outside of Star City a few weeks ago.

Monica King says her dad Mickey Drake had a knack for cars, and she doesn’t understand why someone would take them. “It makes you feel empty why would somebody take something that didn’t belong to them.” says King.

The cars were passed down to her when her father died in 2010. “One was a 1929 Ford A Model and the other was a 1931 Ford A Model.” says King. 

The cars were more than 80 years old. “They were in pretty good condition.” says King. “It wasn’t a very good feeling. You know they’ve been here since early or late 70’s and he died in 2010.”

King lives across the street from her father. Now, broken trees and trampled grass are all that’s left. “They had to take a little bit of time to get them out. It wasn’t a 5 minute project.” says King.

John Fallis, with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, says they are staying on top of the case. “We’ve got several leads that have come in and several person’s of interest.” says Fallis.

LCSO says the cars are worth about $50,000. King says they were more than just cars. “I don’t know if you can put a value on them they are more sentimental than they are value. I mean it’s what anyone would want to give for them. I don’t know if they would have a dollar value.” says King.

The family is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and the return of the cars.

If you know anything that could help investigators with this case, call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (870) 628-4271

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